This series is to answer the objections that people have to support the unBiblical notion that it is acceptable for women to be in the military and combat. This series is, in fact, the first chapter of my new and upcoming book.
1. God put that desire in your heart, so it must be good, you should follow it.
This comment has been told to me numerous times and I question if the person asking it to me has thought through it. Let’s think about it. A desire that God puts in our hearts. First of all, how do we know that desire is from God and not from the devil? We must look to scripture and see what the Bible has to say regarding whatever that desire is. For example: A teenage girl wants to date a boy from school and her parents tell her no. There is a desire in her heart to date the boy. Could God have given her that desire? After all, she is a girl and it is natural for her to like boys right? It is true that we are humans and what comes along with that from conception is sin. Our hearts are desperately wicked who can know it (Jer 17:9)?! Also in Proverbs 16:25, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” It is so easy to fall into the trap of what our heart’s desire is. This is why it is imperative that we search out the Scriptures to see what God has for us. Even though it is natural for that girl to like the boy, if her parents say no, that is that. If she disobeys her parents and dates the boy anyhow she is wrong. So too is a desire that is in our hearts that goes against what God intends.
Just because someone has a desire, does not mean it is from God and does not meant we should follow it.
I did not search the scriptures enough to know what the Bible really teaches about men’s and women’s role. I followed my desires…my sinful desires and pay the consequences daily for my actions. This mentality is so liberal in thinking because we are elevating ourselves to God. Just because we have a desire does not mean God gave it to us; that we should follow it. I did not saturate my prayers asking God if I should be a police officer or join the military. I prayed about it a few times but that was it. I followed my desires and lost my femininity. I grew in masculinity and lost part of my beauty. I put myself in a man’s world in a man’s role and didn’t think anything of it. I wish I knew what I know now.
Why do babies seem so innocent? Or a little girl who walks around in her beautiful ruffly dress? There is a beauty of a woman who is pure in her mind. Who shudders at violence and gasps when she sees injustice. A man is the one who goes out and sees the evil of the world and when he comes homes do you think he wants to see more evil in what his wife has seen? Or would it be so much better for him to come home to beauty and softness and innocence and purity his wife has? Of course women and men are both evil by nature, but what I am trying to get across is that women are to represent beauty and men to represent strength. Both of these are qualities God posses, and He made Adam and Eve uniquely suited for their different tasks and roles.